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Giant Stink Bugs ♀

Pygoplatys longiceps

Description:

Pygoplatys (Odontoteuchus) longiceps Stål, 1871 (Tessaratomidae, Tessaratominae). These Giant Stink Bugs exhibit maternal care of their eggs and offspring. Mature bugs are reddish-brown, about 20mm in length.

Habitat:

Makiling Botanic Gardens, a 300-hectare protected forest park, situated at the lower elevations of the Mount Makiling Forest Reserve's Molawin-Dampalit watershed in Los Baños, Laguna.

Notes:

Related spottings: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/365..., http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/244...

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1 Comment

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 5 years ago

Got to love that maternal care!

Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on May 15, 2016
Submitted on Jun 17, 2016

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